PHOTO: The Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover of All Time

by Karl Utermohlen | February 4, 2014 1:19 pm

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler unveiled the greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover of all time for the magazine’s 50-year anniversary.

Kathy Ireland was the model in the 1989 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover that won[1] the coveted prize. The cover is from a Cabo, San Lucas photoshoot and it shows Ireland wearing a tiny yellow bikini. Many believe that Kate Upton deserved the prize for her 2013 Antarctica cover but she’ll have to settle for second place.

Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley and Heidi Klum rounded up the top 5 for the NBC special ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful.’ Each model gave a speech after being presented in the ceremony.

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